Development history

The period of 1991 – 2008

Based on Government’s Decision No.126/CP on March 19, 1981, about “Career guidance in schools and effective deployment of middle and high school graduates,” the Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) established the Labor – Career Guidance Center on March 18, 1991 (Decision No. 663/TCCB). The Center was designed to assist the Minister in managing labor and career guidance initiatives in the education sector.

Key achievements of the Labor – Career Guidance Center during this period:

Regarding national governance duties, the Center advised the Ministry to strengthen and develop the General Technical – Vocational Training centers at province and district levels, from 106 centers to 320 centers. These entities had fostered vocational education and guidance for middle and high school students across the country.

Regarding research, curriculum and teaching material development, the Center supervised the engineering curriculum design for primary, middle school, specialized and gifted schools; 46 books on engineering, applied engineering, guidance materials for teachers and staff members.

The period of 2009 – 2018

Implementing the Resolution on structural and comprehensive innovation in Vietnamese higher education from 2006 to 2020, MOET set the school year of 2007 – 2008 to be the initial phase in a three-year process. This process aimed to achieve a breakthrough in education quality, ensuring that Vietnamese high education will meet the labor demand from society. On February 17, 2009, the Minister signed DecisionNo. 995/QĐ-BGDĐT to establish the Training Support and Human Resource Development Center (TSC) based on the Labor – Career Guidance Center.

TSC intends to facilitate training, providing, and exporting labor efforts. It coordinates initiatives in research, examining, forecasting labor demand which will help design policies to support the human resources development for the education sector. TSC also collects labor demands by employers to create workforce training and deployment plans, as well as exporting labor.

This radical change in mission and function empowered TSC to develop while challenging it to expand its staff expertise and experience, operational budget and facilities.

Key achievements of TSC during this period:

Served as MOET’s leading agency to partner with the People’s Committee of Ha Tinh province to plan and build the workforce for Vũng Áng special economic zone.

Developed a proposal to create an information network on the supply and demand for human resources training and deployment in the education sector. The Minister approved the proposal of MOET in Decision No. 4014/QĐ-BGDĐT on September 30, 2015.

Delivered Ministry’s scientific research projects:

Researched and created solutions to support teacher education for remote schools in mountainous areas in Northern Vietnam; Code: B2010-39-08; Principal investigator: Nguyen Van Hoc (Master’s)

Researched and designed information system and database for human resource training support and providing initiatives based on society demands; Code: B2009-39-07; Principal investigator: Le Ngoc Son (Ph.D.)

Delivered public services:

Developed a workforce plan for Ho Chi Minh City from 2011 to 2020. The plan was approved by People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City in Decision No.1335/QĐ-UBND on March 15, 2012.

Coordinated teacher training programs in multiple regions and skill-building programs for college students.

The period of 2018 – present

On April 2, 2018, the Minister of MOET signed Decision No.1244/QĐ-BGDĐT to publish the Organization and operation regulation of the Training Support and Human Resource Development Center.

TSC’s functions include researching and forecasting the development of human resources with university or higher degree and human resources in pedagogy field; giving career abd employment orientation for pupils and students; supplying human resources with university or higher degrees; providing information and communication on enrollment, career orientation, employment, training and employment.

TSC’s primary responsibilities include researching and forecasting, providing labor and training programs, delivering information through media

TSC’s primary initiatives include:

Reporting student employment survey

Building database, providing information on demand and supply regarding education workforce (www.nhanlucgiaoduc.vn)

Creating information hub “Student employment training and opportunities.”

Organizing career guidance, college admission consulting programs for high school students

Informing international students of employment opportunities

Implementing Ministry-level Research Project “Research and forecast the training needs of the graduates from the Engineering and Technology majors in the context of the Fourth Industry Revolution” (Code: B2018-TĐC-01)

Cultivate the expertise and competencies for staff, teachers in consulting, career guidance, school counseling, pedagogy, professional standards for teachers, information technology, foreign languages, minority languages, etc.